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Saab staves off COVID-19 complications to deliver first UAE GlobalEye

29th April 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The first of three GlobalEye multirole Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft has been delivered by Saab to the UAE, in a move made possible by the manufacturer implementing a series of COVID-19 operational 'mitigating actions' during final pre-customer tests and checks in Sweden.

The on-schedule delivery follows an initial contract signed by Saab and the UAE in 2015, with the pair still in final stage negotiations, for an additional two aircraft - first revealed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow.

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